Saturday, August 18, 2012
Mammoth Brewing Company IPA 395
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Mammoth Brewing Company IPA 395. I had the chance to try this beer while on vacation at a place called Sassafras Eclectic Food Joint in Carson City, NV (great food if you find yourself out that way - website) and I really enjoyed it. I was happy to see a bomber of it and picked it up for strictly review purposes.
From the Mammoth Brewing Company website:” Our ode to the Owens Valley and the Highway 395 corridor, this double IPA is distinctly bolder than our Epic IPA and celebrates the aromas hops, desert sage and mountain juniper. IPA 395 has a unique personality.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a rich amber color with a thick head and good lacing.
Aroma: Juniper and sage is abundant in the nose followed by pine hops. Smells like the woods. Felt the need to go camping.
Taste: Juniper and sage are balanced very well with hops and caramel malts. Certainly not a hop bomb, but very nicely done.
Overall: I completely enjoyed this beer although some might find the sage and juniper weird. Mammoth Brewing Company IPA 395 weighing in at 8% ABV might not be for everyone, but it is worth a try for those who dare to drink in the great outdoors.